Category Archives: The Power of Saying NO!

Can a Registered Sex Offender Preach?


Can a registered sex offender preach? Well, there are Catholic Priests doing it, and how long did Eddie Long sit down? The New Black Panther party is chanting, marching and protesting at Christ Tabernacle Church for Darrell Gilyard  in Jacksonville, … Continue reading

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Teen Dating Relationships: Violence and Emotional Wellness


Here is a copy of an impromptu video that was recorded to introduce me as a workshop facilitator for Teen Dating Relationships: Violence and Emotional Wellness. I have had the absolute pleasure of working with a high school afterschool group … Continue reading

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The Super Bowl and The Long Shots


There is a media frenzy over the Super Bowl. I personally think that the Super Bowl is a bigger more recognized day of partying than my birthday New Year’s Eve. Many people do not party for New Year’s Eve but … Continue reading

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Does God Forgive Child Molesters?


Does God forgive child molesters? Does he forgive rapists, or anyone that commits sexually deviant acts? The truth is, God is God. He loves us no matter what our sins and does forgive us of all unrighteousness however there are … Continue reading

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Homosexuality as Christians I


The title suggests that we will be talking about Homosexuals who are Christians. I am not taking a side in this blog rather, I have a lot of unanswered questions. I want to start out here with a story that … Continue reading

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Cast Your Vote: Twelve of Our Favorite Blogs for Your Review


Dear Family, Friends and Constituents: I have worked diligently to focus on offering parenting education and child sexual abuse awareness. I have gained a reading audience at http://www.ressurrection.wordpress.com and now in 2012, I have become a full time Author and … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter: My Letter to a Battered Woman


The Heart of the Matter I was reading a writing that my daughter wrote the other day, referencing a song we both love, The Heart of the Matter by one of our favorite artists, India Arie. As a parent you … Continue reading

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Life List: 120 things to do in 1231 days


120 things to do in 1231 days One Hundred and Twenty things to do before One thousand, two hundred and thirty one days inspired by one of my followers who has a blog entitled Life List. I must admit that … Continue reading

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Author and Speaker Biography


Author and Speaker Biography. Greetings, This is Ressurrection Graves. I want to thank you so much for being a part of my blog family. I appreciate your comments, likes and shares. I pray that I am answering questions that you … Continue reading

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Slurpees, Bait, Wifey and Other Names that Boys call Girls!


“I’m gonna save you- You’re going to be my wifey.” This is all I hear throughout high school. I never thought about it too much. I really looked at it as an honor. Like really I’m wifey type? But then as me … Continue reading

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Teen Dating Relationships: Manipulating the Situation


I broke up with my boyfriend but he keeps trying to manipulate his way back! I never realized exiting a long relationship would be so difficult in a sense it seemed pretty easy but after doing it things began to … Continue reading

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RE: Matrimony, Who should Pop the Question?


Here we are, around the beginning of the year where everyone wants to start new with resolutions, relationships, and many wanting to move ahead in their relationship. Some of you are tired of waiting for the ring, and in 2012 … Continue reading

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Antiretroviral Therapy Released to non HIV Patients Named Scientific Breakthrough of the Year


When I heard of the HPTN 052 study, I immediately thought of teenagers in dating relationships. While HIV is something that can affect any age, and is particularly making its rounds in the senior citizen community right now, I am still … Continue reading

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How do I get out a Controlling Relationship


After continuous conversations in my head telling me to let him go I finally gained enough strength to do it. I thought about the possibilities of him getting physical with me but I took my chances. It all started about … Continue reading

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Taking the Stand


I wrote a blog questioning Tyler Perry’s letter to the young boy who exposed the sexual abuse that he endured by the hand of Jerry Sandusky, a coach for Penn State. I wrote a book entitled Identity Crisis, Identity Christ … Continue reading

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How do I tell my boyfriend to stop buying me things?


Dae’Jah Cymone, our teen contributor presented me with questions that she thought would be beneficial to answer as blogs, for teenagers that are struggling to make the right decisions. The title of today’s blog is interesting so let’s get to … Continue reading

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Why you should put education before your boyfriend


Education should always come first over your boyfriend being that it’s what’s going to make sure you can support yourself if things were to fall through with you and your boyfriend. When you take the stand to put education first … Continue reading

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Teen Blog Contributor: Words of Wisdom from a Teenage Perspective


Introduction Dae’Jah Cymone is a new Teen Contributor for my blog. She will talk about teen perspectives that can help us parents be more effective guides and leaders. In the spirit of collaboration, I have allowed Dae’Jah Cymone to come … Continue reading

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Victim Blaming pushes away whom we Love


What is Victim Blaming and How Can You Support someone who has experienced pain from Child Sexual Abuse, Rape, Molestation, Domestic or Sexual Violence and/or Incest? Educated Minds Weigh In The word victim is a very controversial word. There are … Continue reading

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My Letter to My Mother – Overcoming Emotional Abuse


I’ve written My Letter to my Younger Self, and immediately I thought of some other blogs I will write like it. It wasn’t until an encounter with my mother the other day, right before the New Year that I sought … Continue reading

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